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4850 or 4870

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 2, 2009 7:03:48 AM

obviously 4870 is better, but i was wondering if its worth the near $80 price increase over the 4850.I can get a open box 4850 for around $100, but a open box 4870 is $180, though im seen them for $170 too.Is the 4870 worth near double the price of the 4850?

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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 7:21:26 AM

You should be able to get a 4870 512 for ~$150 or so, and that's not even open box. As for worth it? What resolution do you play at?
April 2, 2009 7:24:45 AM

I play at like 10??X8?? (the question marks being for numbers i dont know), my moniter is very old.Also can i get a link to this $150 4870.
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 7:29:36 AM

Well like cjl said, at what resolutions you play at, will give a better picture of which card would suit you best...
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 7:32:27 AM

Well for that resolution, the 4850 is the best option...It can handle even higher resolutions than that...
But think twice before going for a open the open-box policies properly before buying...
April 2, 2009 7:36:15 AM

I might get a new moniter in the future, so i dont want to regret buying a lesser gpu.anyway can i get a link to that 4870?

also my current gpu is a geforce7300le
April 2, 2009 7:47:15 AM

the link wont load for me.what is it?
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 9:11:11 AM

Hmm...that site had a $174 4870 with $15 in rebates, whcih brings the price down to $159...
April 2, 2009 1:30:47 PM

Wow, that's a really low resolution.....

Even a Radeon 3850 would run well in that resolution....

I'd suggest a minimum of 1680x1050 with the Radeon 4850..... So get a new monitor first.
April 2, 2009 9:08:29 PM

So now theres a minimum resolution for high end cards? I dont think so.
April 3, 2009 4:05:41 AM

They are saying it is not worth the money if you are not using at leats 1680x1050. You would be getting the same performance with a cheaper card. The card does not differentiate itself until it hits a certain resolution.